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Supervisor, Pharmacy Technical

Description

Purpose:
Supervise the daily operational functions of the department. Act as liaison on matters pertaining to pharmacy operational activities and patient care. Assume supervisory responsibility for department employees engaged in providing pharmacy operational activities to the hospital.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Oversee the purchasing and inventory control function. Determine drug quantity stock level and ensure adherence to all cost savings initiatives. Ensure compliance with DEA regulations concerning procurement and purchasing of controlled substances.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication mechanisms within the department to ensure information is communicated to and between all departmental and hospital staff.
  • Ensure department compliance with all regulatory requirements including JCAHO, Pennsylvania Department of Health, FDA, DEA, USP, and OSHA. Maintain the department in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations with regard to the practice of pharmacy.
  • Assure high quality, accurate, expedient, and complete pharmacy services for centralized and decentralized operations through the supervision of pharmacy personnel. Work to coordinate daily activities of the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Assist the Director in recruitment of pharmacy staff. Ensure that all of the staff are oriented to and prepared to perform all job performance standards. Measure the performance of employees and conduct annual performance appraisals. Identify personnel and performance problems and when appropriate counsels employees and initiates disciplinary and/or corrective action in conjunction with the Director.
  • Remain abreast of developments in the field through continuing education, professional literature, participation in professional organizations, and communication with peers in other organizations and on staff. Remain abreast of developments in the changing environment of healthcare with regard to pharmaceutical services.
  • In conjunction with Pharmacy Leadership, provide or direct the provision of training and testing necessary to ensure competency of employees and skills maintenance, and maintains all pertinent documents as required. Recognize employee potential and proficiency, and facilitates personal and professional growth.
  • Participate in the development of policy and procedures for the department and provides the direct supervision necessary to ensure adherence to such.
  • Ensure patient safety through ensuring appropriate staffing so that pharmacy department continually provides optimum pharmaceutical care; adjusts staffing schedule as necessary to account for employee sick time, leaves, vacations, etc., and/or periods of high patient census.
  • Prepare, implement, and monitor the capital and operating fiscal budgets.
  • Coordinate or perform all pharmacy scheduling activities to assure adequate coverage to provide quality and efficient pharmacy operational services.
  • Oversee the packaging, labeling, and distribution of medications for all patients according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Continuously evaluate policies and procedures and is alert to opportunities to improve the quality and extent of pharmacy services.

 

Qualifications

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required5 years of experience, 2 of which should be in a leadership capacity.Analytical/problem solving ability necessary to participate in the development of department procedures and goals. Participate in the analyses of operational problem and proposals and direct inventory control. Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of hospital personnel, communicate with vendors, and cooperate with the nursing and medical staffs. Supervisory skills necessary to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the activities of both professional and non-professional employees. Ability to work independently. Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner to manage multiple projects. Personal computer skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) required

Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician certification must be obtained within six months of hire.
 

  • Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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